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Final Report - TBTIMPACTS (Assessing impacts of TBT on multiple coastal uses)

Project ID: 510658
Funded under: FP6-INCO


Antifouling paints are applied on hulls of ships and boats to control growth of fouling organisms and to reduce their deleterious effects. Tributyltin (TBT) paints replaced copper-based products in the past; however this compound is highly toxic for the marine environment.

The EU-funded TBTIMPACTS project aimed to assess the impacts of TBT applications in marine ecosystems through a series of interconnected research actions and the development of a biomonitoring system.

This final project report provides an overview of TBTIMPACTS objectives and summarises its major achievements. The activities that were undertaken by the various project work packages (WPs) are also analysed. Finally, the document closes with a reference to the produced outcomes and the implemented dissemination activities.

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